Health

  • Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

    Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050.

    Minorities have been even more profoundly affected. African-Americans have a 50 per cent higher prevalence of obesity and Hispanics 25 per cent higher when compared with whites.

    How did the situation get so out of hand? Josh Rushing explores the world of cheap food for Americans living at the margins.

    What opportunities do people have to eat healthy? Who is responsible for food deserts and processed food in American schools?

    23 Min.

  • The Skinny on Obesity

    What are the main factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic, and how can we halt the tide of weight gain before it disastrously alters the average life span of the human species? Renowned pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig, the author of the...

  • The Weight of the Nation: Consequences - obesity

    The first film in The Weight of the Nation series examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese.